With the BP Spill Commission's final report confirming systemic oversight deficiencies in the oil industry and that the current liability limit should be raised, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) announces plans to reintroduce the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act to hold oil companies accountable.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Gwen Moore, along with representatives from national women’s organizations, stand in front of the Capitol -- as the U.S. Constitution was being read on the House floor-- to highlight the absence of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and restate the need for its passage. Senator Menendez is the Senate sponsor of the ERA.
Senator Menendez (D-NJ) joins the Jersey City Health Center to celebrate the dedication and renaming of the Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN)Pediatric Department's children's health facility in his honor. The newly dedicated areas, named "The Senator Robert Menendez Pediatric Screening Center," houses state-of-the art screening equipment to serve Jersey City children and their families. Senator Menendez was honored and recognized for his unrelenting support of the MFHN and children's health initiatives in general.
Senators Menendez (D-NJ), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Schumer (D-NY)present the report "Justice Undone: The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber." This followed a five-month investigation spearheaded by Menendez's office. The report details the political and commercial motivations that influenced the various governments involved in his release and calls for al-Megrahi to be returned to prison. The Senators were joined by Brian Flynn, the brother of one of the victims that died in the terrorist act.
At the height of the holiday shopping season, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced a new legislation to address hidden prepaid card fees at the Garden State Plaza Mall. The market for all kinds of prepaid cards is estimated to top $427 billion next year in the United States. Most prepaid cards, however, come with a list of fees that add up quickly and have weak protections that leave consumers vulnerable.
Senator Menendez (D-NJ), Paterson Mayor Jefrey Jones, and Paterson Councilman Benjie Wimberly join the grand opening of Eva's Village Apartments, the first permanent housing initiative that will offer 50 units of affordable housing to qualified low-income New Jersey residents.